Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was placed onto the hot seat after the league reportedly looked into his baseballs for investigation. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, this came after his balls were removed from play during his previous start against the Oakland Athletics. The umpires were informed that the balls “had visible markings and were sticky.”

Of course, Bauer didn't appreciate being targeted by the league, via Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation. The outspoken All-Star predictably called fake news after The Athletic's report came out and went on a massive tirade on Twitter:

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The league has been on the look out for illegal grip substances and are certainly taking these allegations seriously. If the league investigations confirm that the 30-year old had balls that were indeed smothered with these grip-enhancing substances, Bauer will certainly pay for his wrongdoings.

Bauer has been largely outspoken and discussed much more on a national stage in recent seasons even before joining the Dodgers. His outside-the-box thinking and antics rub some baseball purists the wrong way as Bauer certainly brings a different flavor to the game.

Bauer won the National League Cy Young Award for posting insane spin rate numbers in his wildly successful 2020 season. It drew some suspicion at the time from some, and perhaps this latest development explains his sudden rise into becoming one of the elite pitchers in the league. Bauer clearly thinks otherwise and for now, it's a battle of finger pointing from both directions at one another until the league comes out with its rulings and findings.